l finally completed my marathon service. After two false starts and eight gruelling hours l, or l should say ,we, finished 90% of the 25,000 mile reclaimation . Luckily , l am a member of the Mighty South London Triumph Owners Club so l found a mug, sorry willing soul to help me for a days pay. Believe me he earned it. He could not believe the nightmare of stripping everything off the bike including radiators, draining the cooling system ( so we could remove the waterpipes covereing the tappet covers) and exhuast system ( had to cure exhuast leak). Once everything was off the bike its not too bad but that took up three hours alone. Then l replaced the sproket and chain,eady peasy with the monster chain breaker /riviter only problem was the Honda chain was too long as it came and too short with a link out, but after backing the stop right off it fitted , just. The carbs were way out of sycro , which explains the awful running of the engine lately but funnily the tappets were not that bad , which suprised me as l have not touched them in five years!!. Wheel bearings were checked and okay so the lousy handing must be down to the tyres!!. Had to replace bolts which seized or rounded and brutely remove the seized inspection cap ( £18 for a new one, what a rip off, so bought the complete cover on ebay) then after putting it all back together stood back and notice electric connector hanging down , GGrrr!!. So eight hours later l exited my mates garage and rode acrooss London to home Exhuasted but saving £400 .